Post-doctoral position in single molecule biophysics

Department of Physics at Iowa State University is currently hiring talented post-doctoral researchers in the field of
single molecule biophysics. My lab uses single molecule AFM force measurements and single molecule FRET to study key molecular recognition events in biology. We are also interested in developing novel technologies to simultaneously manipulate and detect single molecules. You can find more information on our research at

Some of our recent publications include
1. Sivasankar, S., Zhang, Y., Nelson,W.J., and Chu, S., (2009)
Characterizing the initial encounter complex in cadherin adhesion,
Structure, 17, 1075-1081
2. Sivasankar, S. and Chu, S., (2009) Nanoparticle mediated
non-fluorescent bonding of microspheres to atomic force microscope
cantilevers and imaging fluorescence from bonded cantilevers with
single molecule sensitivity, Nano Lett., 9, 2120–2124
3. Zhang, Y., Sivasankar, S., Nelson,W.J., and Chu, S., (2009)
Resolving cadherin interactions and binding cooperativity at the
single molecule level, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 106, 109-114
4. Choi, C.L., Koski, K.J., Sivasankar, S., Alivisatos, A.P.,
Strain-Dependent Photoluminescence Behavior of CdSe/CdS Nanocrystals
with Spherical, Linear, and Branched Topologies, Nano Lett. (in press)

Talented scientists trained in the biological sciences or experimental physical sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. I am particularly looking for individuals with experience in single molecule biophysics.
If interested, please send your CV and a list of references to
Sanjeevi Sivasankar at

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